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Matsuyama Castle

Address: Marunouchi, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 89-921-4873
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Ranked #1 of 66 things to do in Matsuyama
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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126 reviews 126 reviews
6 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited the castle by climbing the track on the western side. Afterwards, we walked back down by the Eastern track under the cable car. The castle gave superb city and regional views. After paying the Y510 admission fee we toured the castle building and towers. The descriptive displays were thorough and informative. This is one of the best self... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The castle is located on top of a hill. The castle itself was wonderful with old structures in tact. Beautiful wood works can be observed on the main keep. Museum exhibits were almost like any other castle museums. The view of the castle, grounds and Matsuyama City is breath taking. Good value and worth spending time exploring the castle grounds.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Picturesque castle overlooking the city of Matsuyama. We found the museum to be quite interesting too. It's well worth taking time to really explore the castle grounds, though we moved pretty quickly to avoid getting caught in rain that day (which prevented us from seeing more of the gardens, for example). On a sunny day, this would be a wonderful... More 

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135 reviews 135 reviews
70 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A very enjoyable time spent at Matsuyama castle. We paid park at a private parkade near by and took the chairlift up and down. Though this is only a means of getting to the castle...mit was really enjoyable. We spent 2.5 hours here slowly admiring the castle and taking in its history. Visitors can don the old fedural lord's attire... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

A truly memorable visit. I had over 3 hours exploring the grounds and visiting the main castle buildings, staff were most helpful lending me an umbrella and saving me from getting soaked in the torrential rain. Great value food at the castle restaurant. Great views over the city. Excellent value

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Newport Gwent
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Take your time and see everything at the Castle and the grounds. Give yourself at least three hours to do it justice.

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Seattle, Washington
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16 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Having visited two or three other "castles" in Japan, the question was whether or not to take the tour of the Matsuyama castle. Overall we think it was worth it. Wonderful views over the city, well preserved (though was rebuilt in the 1800s after a major fire), and well designed displays with good English signage. Matsuyama doesn't have a lot... More 

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Gullane, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Occasionally in Japan you come across a place where the visitor information in English is well written. This is the case in Matsuyama Castle. The castle is easy to access and mostly original with decent displays inside on its history. Must see if in Matsuyama.

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London, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
41 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Well structured castle. If you can make it to the very top, even if it is the hottest day, you can get nice breeze with good view. We stayed there for an hour to just to chill out. The trip to the castle can be made by the rope way or ski lift. We took the latter, that was fun,... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

the view from the top of this castle is spectacular. It's possible to walk to the top, but also to go up by 'ropeway' (Japanese english for cable car). We did the latter. You can see all af Matsuyama and even as far as the Inland See. The castle itself is also quite nice and has some interesting artifacts such... More 

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